September 9th, 2013 | Uncategorized
So I had my first friendly match this past Saturday against a very good Killester team from the Super League. I have heard the funny (horror) stories and I have heard the amazing ones as well about playing basketball in Ireland. Saturday morning I worked the 5 hour Titans basketball academy and I was so anxious to finally get out on the court come 3pm. However, I guess Killester wanted to keep me on my toes and decided to not show up until a little after 4pm. I had myself a nice and sweaty two hour warmup, and my teammates were in shock how my warm up jersey looked like I had just played game 7 of the NBA Finals. When it came time to take off our shooting shirts and get this game started, we realized both teams were wearing white uniforms. My initial thought was, “Hey, let’s just play shirts and skins, like the old summer camp days.” Then I realized that even if we did take our shirts off, our pale, sun deprived skin would be just as white as our jerseys!
The game went on and we played a really tough first quarter, especially being undersized and it being the first time we all played with eachother. We ended up losing by about 15 but we showed a lot of potential. I am very eager to get this season underway in a few weeks. School has started up and I already have my first presentation in front of a lecture class of 100 masters students. I hope I don’t sweat through my shirt the way I did my warmup jersey. I’ll let you guys know how it goes!